Sarees, bralettes and crop tops: this is masculinity reimagined

Fashion is not only a means of self-expression but also a reflection of our society. It’s a relevant tool for bringing about social change and for a very long time, designers, stylists and fashion editors have been collectively pushing the boundaries in this area. Several gender-neutral brands have emerged over the years in India, blurring the lines between how men and women dress. While a woman in a man’s pantsuit has achieved this normality, a man in a saree or crop top is still frowned upon. In our special selection, we feature Indian designer brands that are blurring the lines redefining menswear and creating outfits that express their individuality instead of just being an item of clothing. Looked.

Model Kekhrie Khamo wears an oversized printed shirt with low-rise jeans from Huemn and a pillow-inspired bralette from Two Point Two.

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Model Daksh Rajora opts for a monochrome blazer by Two Point Two and ditches his pants. The look was styled with a pair of white boots.

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Model Prasanjeet Singh wears an elegant sewn saree by Huemn. The saree features a cropped top and sleeves with gloves.

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Model Mohit Mehta wears a yarn embroidered vest with striped pants by Khanijo.

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In another look, Mohit wears an oversized shoulder shirt in red with scallop detailing on the front. The shirt was worn with black corduroy pants.

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Model Kekhrie Khamo poses like a pro in this matching set in Chattai or plastic floor mats from Margn.

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Model Daksh Rajora wears a Heumn face print crop top paired with low rise jeans. Jumping on the Y2K bandwagon, the model flaunts cut-out flip-flops giving a glimpse of low-rise pants.

Credits
Lyrics, styling and creative direction: Akshay Kaushal
Photographer: Sarang Gupta
Styling assistant: Taruna Vikal
Hair and makeup: Suhansh Petwal
Wardrobe: Huemn, Margn, Two Point Two and KhanijoAccessories: Kavya Potluri
Models: Kekhrie Khamo, Mohit Mehta, Daksh Rajora and Prasanjeet Singh.
Talent casting agencies: Belinni Management and Purple Thoughts
Venue: AGENC CoLab (It is a hybrid studio for coworking, photo shoots and events located in a warehouse in Dhan Mills, New Delhi)